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Residents pay for PUDA’s wrongdoing
Ludhiana, April 16
Residents of MIG Colony in Phase-II of Urban Estate Dugri are paying for PUDA's wrongdoing. They are forced to pay extra money to the Revenue Department to get their flats registered in their name as the area of flats is shown to be much higher on paper by PUDA than it actually is. 

Farmers prefer private agencies to govt
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 16 Even after a fortnight of the commencement of wheat procurement at the local market committee and purchase centre associated with it, the government purchase is insignificant in comparison to the quantum purchased by private traders.  State government agencies Markfed and Punsup are yet to open their accounts here.
Jagdish Singh Garcha and other SAD leaders interact with officials of procurement agencies at Latala Jagdish Singh Garcha and other SAD leaders interact with officials of procurement agencies at Latala. — Photo by writer




EARLIER STORIES


This huge pile of rubbish is an eyesore and a permanent fixture on the Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana.
This huge pile of rubbish is an eyesore and a permanent fixture on the Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

‘Labour pain’: Farmers, industrialists suffer as migrants head for home
Ludhiana April 16 Ludhiana, and for that matter, the entire state is facing severe shortage of labour and that too when the harvesting season is at its peak. Even the industry has started feeling the pressure as most of the daily wagers have gone on a longish break. The situation has become grim this year especially as due to elections in Uttar Pradesh a large number of migrant labourers have gone to their parent state to cast votes.

15 days without water, residents threaten dharna
Ludhiana, April 16
Residents of Model Town Extension-D are without water for the past 15 days as the motor of the tube well there had developed a snag. 

Ward quota: Cong councillors fear manipulation
Ludhiana April 16 Wary of the 'manipulations' by the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bhartiya Janata Party alliance over the delimitation and reservation of wards for the election to the Ludhaina Municipal Corporation, the Congress might take to legal recourse. 

Most converts to Christianity illiterate: Singhal
Ludhiana April 16
Vishwa Hindu Parishad general secretary Ashok Singhal has expressed concern over conversions being carried out by the Christian missionaries in Punjab.

VHP general secretary Ashok Singhal shows documents to substantiate his claim that the latest converts to Christianity in Lehra Gagga were illiterate. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
VHP general secretary Ashok Singhal shows documents to substantiate his claim that the latest converts to Christianity in Lehra Gagga

COMMUNITY

Indians models hot globally
Ludhiana, April 16
Ramp model and actress Shikha Verma feels opportunities in television have not just introduced many new faces to the glamour world it has even giving options to professionals like models to diversify their sphere of working. Verma entered the ramp modelling scene over four years ago. Apart from being associated with shows like Wills Fashion Week, she has acted in tele-serials like CID, Apradhi Kaun and Don, and is happy with the fashion scenario turning global.

Model actress Shikha Verma
Shikha Verma

Weekly sangat darshan starts today
Ludhiana April 16
The weekly sangat darshan programme will start in the district tomorrow.

Rakesh Mittal, Prem Gupta honoured
Ludhiana, April 16
At a glittering function organised on the occasion of its second annual general body meeting held last week, the Senior Citizens Conclave, Ludhiana, honoured its patrons Prem Nath Gupta, chairman and president of the Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust, and Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises.
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises, being honoured by members of the Senior Citizens Conclave at a function recently. — A Tribune photograph
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises, being honoured by members of the Senior Citizens Conclave.

Baisakhi celebrated
Ludhiana April 16
The Lodhi Club celebrated Baisakhi here last evening.

Contests mark Baisakhi celebrations
Ludhiana, April 16
A function was organised in connection with the festival of Baisakhi at Lords Divine International School, Noorwala Road, today. The function was presided over by Principal of the school H.C Gupta. The function started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by the singing of ‘Vande Matram’. Over 200 students and their parents attended the function. 

Stone of orphanage laid
Ludhiana, April 16
The Nishkam Sewa Ashram at Daad village laid the foundation stone of its new orphanage with a capacity to accommodate 200 children at Bihla village today. Chairman of the ashram Sarwan Kumar laid the stone. He said the setting up of a home for orphans was not a social service but was rather our duty toward society. He said this particular building would be built in 7,000 square yards, adjoining the existing Home for Mentally Retarded Women.

Badal to attend Parshuram jayanti on April 22
Samrala, April 16
Behari Lal Saddi, organising secretary of the Punjab Brahmin Sabha, said today that the Bhagwan Parshu Ram Jayanti would be celebrated at Parshu Ram Mandir, Mandi Gobindgarh, on April 22. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would be the chief guest while minister Manoranjan Kalia would be the guest of honour.

Gabria, Gosian patrons of Dashera panel
Ludhiana, April 16
The Urban Estate Ram Lila Dashera Committee, Dugri, Ludhiana, organised a function today where minister for jails, tourism and culture Hira Singh Gabria was the chief guest and Vidhan Sabha deputy speaker Sat Pal Gosain was the special guest of Honour. MLA Harish Bedi was the guest of honour.

Elephant case: DC orders probe
Ludhiana, April 16
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar today ordered an inquiry into the violation of Central Zoo Authority guidelines for elephants by a circus.

 

CRIME

One held with smack
Jagraon, April 16
Shashi of Chandigarh has been arrested by the local police from the area of Agwar Gujjran.

 

BUSINESS

MBD promises 5-star cuisine at low prices
Ludhiana, April 16
MBD Neopolis today announced that it would bring a new concept , ‘Gigabite’, at its mall-multiplex projects in the state. Solely owned, managed and run by the MBD group, its USP will be a five-star global hotel cuisine at low prices, the company said today.

 
AGRICULTURE

Wheat crop gutted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 16
Wheat crop in an area of about eight bighas was gutted after fire broke out at Jandali Khurad village near here last evening.

EDUCATION


THE BRIGHT AND THE BRILLIANT
The proud recipients of prizes of KVM School, Ludhiana, pose with the school authorities at a function.
The proud recipients of prizes of KVM School, Ludhiana, pose with the school authorities at a function held on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Canadian college team visits BCM school 
Ludhiana, April 16
Diane Duchemin and Wendy Gallegos, registrar and international recruitment manager of Humber College, Canada, respectively, along with Col Harjap Singh, director, management and education consultant, CUIC, visited BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here this morning. They were accorded a floral welcome by the principal and the school authorities. They observed the working of various sections of the school regarding libraries, computer labs, maths lab, smart class (knowledge centre), language lab, computer staff room, besides senior, junior and kindergarten wings.

 

HEALTH

Need felt for AIDS awareness 
Ludhiana April 16
There is a need for strong commitment among the youth to create AIDS awareness among the masses.

Docs discuss new surgery skills and techniques
Ludhiana, April 16
A galaxy of super specialists in different disciplines deliberated on ‘Recent Advances of Health care and Progression — An International Perspective’ at a CME organised by Deep Hospital to mark the completion of its 20th anniversary here yesterday.


Dr Randhir Sood, head of gastroenterology at Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, addresses a CME in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Dr Randhir Sood, head of gastroenterology at Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, addresses a CME in Ludhiana.

NGOs to play major role in  fight against drug abuse
Ludhiana, April 16
The district administration has informed that an effective multi-faceted drive to eradicate the menace of drug addiction was being launched with the involvement of NGOs already working in this field in the district. In order to take the drive to a fruitful end the progress would be reviewed once every fortnight by holding meetings of the representatives of NGOs and officers concerned.

World Voice Day 
It’s your voice, take good care

Ludhiana, April 16
"Listen to your own voice carefully and visit the specialist at the earliest, as a change in the voice may indicate anything from a common cold to a sinister pathology like cancer of the throat," advised Dr Manish Munjal, professor of ENT at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on "World Voice Day" which is being observed today.

Eat healthy, nutritionist tells students
Ludhiana, April 16
A seminar on food and nutrition was held at GNIMT, here, for faculty and students today.

 
SPORTS

Inter-District Cricket
Amritsar win inaugural tie

Ludhiana, April 16
On the basis of first innings lead of 123 runs, Amritsar emerged victorious against Ludhiana in the inaugural match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-15) played at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here today. Amritsar secured two points while Ludhiana had to be content with one point.
Players in action during Punjab state inter-district cricket tournament (u-15) at Government College, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Players in action during Punjab state inter-district cricket tournament (u-15) at Government College, Ludhiana.

Cultural evening marks end  of sports meet
Ludhiana, April 16
A cultural and prize distribution programme was held at the Dumra Auditorium in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to mark the end of the two-day 2nd annual employees sports meet here last evening. 


Participants present giddha at a cultural function at the DMCH, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Participants present giddha at a cultural function at the DMCH, Ludhiana.

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